The 1st Album (Modern Talking album)

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The 1st Album
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Studio album by Modern Talking
Released 1 April 1985
Recorded 1984
Genre Synthpop
Label BMG, Hansa
Producer Dieter Bohlen
Modern Talking chronology
The 1st Album
(1985)
Let's Talk About Love
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The 1st Album is the debut album by Modern Talking, released in the middle of 1985 in Germany.[2] It was released by Hansa Records and distributed by Ariola/BMG.

Background[edit]

The album contains two international hits "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" and "You Can Win If You Want". The first single peaked at No. 1 in many countries, including Germany (where it spent four weeks at the top), Switzerland and Austria. It also entered the top 5 in other countries like France, Norway and Sweden.[3][4] Both singles attained gold sales status in Germany, having each sold over 250,000 units.[5]

The 1st Album peaked at No. 1 in Germany on 27 May 1985.[6] The album spent total of 4 weeks at the top and 18 weeks within the top-10, it eventually went platinum selling well over 500,000 units in Germany alone.[5][7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" — 5:36
  2. "You Can Win If You Want" — 3:53
  3. "There's Too Much Blue In Missing You" — 4:41
  4. "Diamonds Never Made a Lady" — 4:05
  5. "The Night Is Yours - The Night Is Mine" — 5:32
  6. "Do You Wanna" — 4:24
  7. "Lucky Guy" — 3:31
  8. "One In a Million" — 3:43
  9. "Bells of Paris" — 4:16

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1985–1986) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 8
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[10] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[13] Platinum 500,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1st album". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Charts.de: Official Media Control (Top 100 Longplay)". Media Control (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Charts.de: Modern Talking (The First Album)" (in German). charts.de. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Modern Talking: You're My Heart, You're My Soul". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  5. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  6. ^ a b "CHARTS-DEUTSCHLAND Album Top 100 (May 25, 1985)" (in German). charts.de. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  7. ^ "Album details: The 1st Album of Modern Talking" (in German). chartsurfer.de. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Modern Talking – The 1st Album" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Modern Talking – The 1st Album" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modern Talking – The 1st Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Modern Talking – The 1st Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Modern Talking – The 1st Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'The 1st Album')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Spanish Certifications 1979-1990" (PDF). PROMUSICAE. Mediafire. Retrieved October 11, 2015.  Note: To retrieve the certification, scroll down to 1987

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